Namibia: Land of Contrasts
Namibia is well known as the Land of Contrasts, which is indicative of its dramatic landscapes that morph from red desert to wild coast, boulder mountains, salt pans, wetlands, and euphorbia scrub. This once German-occupied country is the home of wild horses, desert adapted lions and elephants, skeletal trees and dormant riverbeds, iconic sand dunes, and the Skeleton Coast. Etosha National Park is Namibia’s most famous wildlife area, and it is where you will find some of the greatest diversities of wildlife in one place. Picture elephants, lions, oryx, springboks, zebras, gnus, jackals, ostriches, and black rhino all in one place - and that’s not even mentioning the birds! Damaraland is where lion, black rhino, elephant, and giraffe roam with incredible resistance to drought, and the Skeleton Coast sees the meeting point of the Namibi Desert with the rough Atlantic Ocean strewn with ancient shipwrecks and a population of Cape fur seals, which are famously preyed upon by lions. Spitzkoppe, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, skydiving, star-gazing, and safari; Namibia is different from anywhere else in Africa, and is so worth a visit on its own, or in combination with South Africa and/or Botswana.
Some of the beautiful landscape and wildlife shots from Namibia featured on our website were taken by Gary Lisney while on safari with us.